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New Degree in Research Administration Offered at Johns Hopkins

Research in the United States and abroad has expanded rapidly in the last decade. According to the National Science Foundation, in 2012 total U.S. research and development expenditures grew to more than $450 billion. In R&D Magazine's 2014 Global Funding Forecast, the United States ranked first in the world for research and development investment across a variety of industries.

The Johns Hopkins Master of Science in Research Administration will equip students with the essential skills and tools to tap into this industry growth. Designed with a cutting-edge curriculum, this flexible program is ideal for students working in research fields such as higher education, government, law and medicine and will provide students an opportunity to advance their careers.

The online format allows students to collaborate beyond geographic barriers and provides instant access to industry leading faculty.

The MS in Research Administration aligns with practitioner expectations, as well as with outcomes identified by major associations, including the National Council for University Research Administration (NCURA), the National Grants Management Association (NGMA), and the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC).

Photo of Marianne Rinaldo Woods, Ph.D.Marianne Rinaldo Woods, Ph.D., J.D. is the director of the Master of Science Program in Research Administration.

The program is a 12-course, online program. Students are required to take Introduction to Research Administration; Organization and Leadership for Research Administration; Introduction to Legal, Ethical, Regulatory and Compliance Issues; and complete a capstone project or thesis. Courses are also available in program administration and facilitation; financial management of sponsored programs; and compliance, legal and regulatory issues.

Tuition is $3,462 per course during 2014-2015 academic year.

For a program description and enrollment information, visit the MS in Research Administration website.

The Master of Science in Research Administration is offered by Advanced Academic Programs, a division within Johns Hopkins' Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offering part-time graduate degree and certificate programs for adults seeking professional and personal enrichment.

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